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5 Reasons Why I Recommend Spending a Semester Abroad in Barcelona

Sep 30, 2020 10:15:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

Every day is an adventure when you study abroad. Maya Figueroa, a CAPA Barcelona Alumna, shares 5 reasons why this city was a great fit for her — and possibly for you too! If you're looking for a multilingual and nature-filled city with an impressive art and architecture imprint, then we're here to let you know that Barcelona has all that and more to offer.

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Posted in: CAPA Ambassadors, Barcelona, Spain, Why Study Abroad

A Spring Break-Week Trip to Bali, Indonesia

Sep 22, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Alexandra Crowe recounts an unforgettable 10 day adventure from Sydney to Bali during her Spring 2018 Semester Abroad. 

There are so many different things that I could talk about for days in relation to my time abroad in Sydney, but one of the biggest highlights of my time on the other side of the world was the spring break trip that we took to Bali, Indonesia. A group of about 15 of us headed to Bali for a full 10 days of adventures and we all had the best time!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, CAPA Ambassadors, Spring Break Abroad, Weekend Trip

A Student's Guide to the Best of Studying Abroad Sydney

May 3, 2019 8:26:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Alexandra Crowe shares her tips of things to do and places to go based on her own Study Abroad Bucket List for Sydney. She also shares some highlights from her weekend travels - so read along and get excited for a summer or semester studying in Sydney, Australia!

During the Spring 2018 semester, I had the incredible opportunity to study abroad in Sydney, Australia with CAPA. This experience was life changing for me and I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to go. Now, I’m sure you have all read and heard all about how study abroad was life-changing and incredible and that everyone recommends it but I know some of you are also probably on the fence about it. I’m going to tell you about the weekend trips I had the opportunity to take while studying abroad. These trips were incredible because they offered me the opportunity to not only explore Sydney and it’s surrounding towns but also other parts of Australia.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, CAPA Ambassadors, Day Trip

How Studying Abroad in Florence Helped Me Grow as a Person

Mar 31, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Nicole talks about how her study abroad semester in Florence helped her step outside her comfort zone, become more independent, and shape her future career path.

I studied abroad in Florence, Italy during Spring Semester of 2018 and I can easily say this experience helped me grow as a person. Before I left to study abroad, my professors had told me that it would change my outlook on life, but I wasn’t sure how traveling could have that much of an impact on me. After spending three and a half months living in Italy, and traveling around European countries, I now understand why my professors told me that it would change me for the better and help me grow.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, CAPA Ambassadors, Why Study Abroad

5 Things You Must Do When Studying Abroad in Sydney, Australia

Mar 19, 2019 10:01:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Lilly shares 5 things you must do when you study abroad in Sydney!

Last spring, I studied and interned in Sydney, Australia with CAPA. It was the best experience and I created so many amazing memories. While there, I got to become a local and explore every inch of Sydney. I wanted to share five places and experiences that I enjoyed the most and highly recommend to anyone spending time in Sydney.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Study Abroad, CAPA Ambassadors, Activities Abroad, Must Do

Q&A with CAPA Florence alum CeDrice Howard

Dec 17, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna CeDrice answers 10 questions about her experience studying abroad in Florence and her time so far as a CAPA Ambassador!

CAPA World: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where did you study abroad and from which home institution? What is your major?
CeDrice Howard:  I’m a third year Physician Assistant student at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. This past summer, I studied abroad in Florence, Italy for about three weeks. I enjoy working out, being with my friends, and watching TV.
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Posted in: CAPA Alumni, Interviews, Florence, Italy, CAPA Ambassadors, Florence Interviews

Q&A with CAPA Florence alum Lindsey Feamster

Nov 16, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, Lindsey answers 10 questions about her experience studying abroad in Florence and her time so far as a CAPA Ambassador!

CAPA World: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where did you study abroad and from which home institution? What is your major?
Lindsey Feamster: My name is Lindsey Feamster and I’m a junior at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.  I’m a theatre performance major with a minor in sociology and this past summer I had the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy for a month. 
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Posted in: CAPA Alumni, Interviews, Florence, Italy, CAPA Ambassadors, Florence Interviews

CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

Sep 1, 2018 12:48:00 PM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

After returning from their own international programs, CAPA ambassadors take part in a semester-long leadership role to share their study abroad knowledge with other students on their home campus. These alumni play an important role in building support for study abroad among the general student population while also engaging with students considering a CAPA program in the near future. Follow their stories on the CAPA World blog, linked below.

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An Alumna's Top 10 Tips for Traveling on a Budget

Jan 10, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_London_Spring2016_From Emily Pahl3.jpgWords by Emily Pahl, a hospitality and tourism management major at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst who studied abroad with CAPA London during spring semester 2016.

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Ever since I was young, I have always had the travel bug. Constantly wanting to explore somewhere new, immerse myself in a culture other than my own, and push myself out of my comfort zone. Finally, my junior year of college, I got the chance to fulfill this urge by studying abroad.

Since I had this insane travel bug, choosing a city and country to live in for the next four months was a challenging decision to say the least. How was I supposed to just choose one?! After lots of thought and consideration, I chose to study abroad in London. Traveling is not for everyone; many people choose to stay in their host country their whole time abroad and really get to know the country. That’s fine! In fact, I wish I had spent more time in my host country. But, if you are like me and want to travel as much as possible while abroad, I would highly recommend basing yourself in London. Not only does London offer about four different airports to fly in and out from, it is easily accessible from anywhere in Europe. Though the city itself is rather expensive, it is the most convenient for travel.

Living somewhere where it is convenient to travel is just half the battle. The next step is figuring out how to travel…especially as a broke college student like myself. Here are ten categories breaking down the best ways to save money while traveling.

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Posted in: London, England, CAPA Ambassadors

Meet CAPA's Fall 2015 Ambassadors

Aug 26, 2015 1:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Taking part in a semester-long leadership program after returning to the States from study abroad programs across the world, CAPA ambassadors share their experience with others on their home campus, play an important role in building support for study abroad more generally and engage with students considering a program in the near future.

Being accepted onto the Ambassador Program gives CAPA alumni access to a career-building opportunity with tangible work experience and the chance to expand their on-campus network as well as improve on time management, interpersonal and communication skills. Our 2015 ambassadors are available for a chat via email.

Please enjoy browsing their profiles below, feel free to reach out about their study abroad experience and join us in congratulating them on their position as CAPA Ambassadors this Fall!

Luz_ArregocesLUZ ARREGOCES 
Study abroad city: Dublin, Ireland  
Home institution: University of Massachusetts at Amherst 
Major: Communications 
Internship site: Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Accomplishments: Studying abroad helped me become more independent and get over my fear of being too homesick! I have always been very attached to not only my family, but my hometown and close friends. By traveling to a new country and living there for four months, I learned that I really am capable of adjusting to new surroundings. Each person I met brought something new to the table. I was able to learn a million things that you cannot learn strictly in a classroom. This is something that will be of major importance to me for the rest of my life.
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